Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday

As is easy to see from my sidebar, I read A LOT- blogs included. Most of these blogs are running, eating and health related because I love getting new ideas and being motivated by other health conscious people. It is also nice to hear about other peoples' day-to-day lives because I guess I am weird like that?! The normalcy of other people's life is very interesting to me! One of the things many blogs do on Wednesday's is a feature titled, "What I Ate Wednesday."Since I want to be like them, I figured I would do my version!


Breakfast- I have been super-sore lately from an indoor soccer game on Sunday evening, so I have been lacking on my morning runs. The positive in this is that I can hold off eating breakfast until 8 or 9 while at work, which is crucial when having to be at work starting at 7 am for 10 hours (the day is long and I get hungry). Yesterday, I had my standard weekday homemade iced coffee, Better Oats Maple and Brown Sugar oatmeal with a mid-morning snack of almond butter and a banana.

Lunch- I am so kid-ish with my lunches. At 11:30 (I am always hungry early) I had a good ol' old school peanut butter and jelly sandwich with chex mix and some Trade Joe's dark chocolate. I have a hard time being creative with my lunches and always want something that is easy to pack.

Snack- Around 3, I had my normal food pangs again, so I had some organic baby carrots and a granola bar. I really like Cascadian Farms because of there only being 7 ingredients!

Dinner- I ate right when I get home (around 5:45) so the food could digest before I went on my evening walk. Last night, for the first time, I had an Amy's Vegetable Pot Pie, and it was pretty good! It did the trick!

Dessert: After my long walk (what a gorgeous night!) around 8 pm, I had a small ice cream cone :) I currently have Slow Churned Smores- not my favorite ice cream, but it will be gone soon anyways :)

So that was my eating yesterday! It was a pretty carb-heavy day, since I did not make my normal dinner of some sort of meat and vegetables, but it was a pretty standard day.

Friday, July 25, 2014

What a Wonderful World

Oh, you know. Whenever I get back from a trip I get mushy about how amazing traveling is and how it is the fuel for my soul and how everyone should travel as much as possible to all different kinds of places. The cultural, societal and geographical differences are so enriching. The languages, food, lifestyles, entertainment...there is so much variety just a short (or long) plane ride away!

Greece is beautiful. The islands are so gorgeous I know it will be rare that I find a place to rival the beauty. The crystal clear waters topped off by towns made of white & blue buildings on cliffs with tiny walkways to shops where you can see the ocean from every spot is hard to beat. I also loved the Plaka in Athens and how you can see the Acropolis from anywhere in the city. So many historical ruins! While Athens is small, the main areas are well-maintained and very cute. It felt a lot like Spain/Italy to me.

So I’ll stop talking and share some pictures with you of this beautiful, wonderful, inspirational world we live in.

Athens- July 12-14th

Mykonos- July 14-16th:

Santorini- July 16- 20th:

Athens- July 20th- (flying out the) 21st:

What a wonderful world:)